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November 10th, 2010


Hello again and welcome to another edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter.

Our Holiday Recipe Contest is starting to really gain momentum!  We’ve been receiving piles of recipes from our readers and I am impressed by the variety of dishes, and how good they look.  One thing you want to be sure to do is include your email address in the submission form so I can find you if you are selected to receive one of our great prizes. Scroll down and learn more about the excitement we have in store for you during this contest.

Our featured article is about something I especially enjoy during the holidays – snacks!  During the rest of the year, I rarely make fancy appetizers or snacks, but when the holidays roll around, it’s no holds barred.  Out comes the crockpot, or maybe two or three.  Over the years, I have found that the best loved classic recipes with a few special twists are the most successful.  Please be sure to check this week’s article out so you can see how tweaking a classic appetizer can really make it special.

This week’s quote and story are about compassion and charity. I hope you’ll take a moment or two out of your busy day to read and reflect on today’s quote and story.

My friend Christine Steendahl – “The Menu Mom” has set a goal for herself.  She started Oct. 23rd with 1200 Facebook Fans and is hoping to hit 10K by Thanksgiving!  Would you mind helping her out?  All you need to do is visit www.facebook.com/themenumom and click the “like” button on her page.  For every 500 new friends she has a little drawing and if she reaches 10K by Thanksgiving, she plans to give away $10,000 in Lifetime Memberships to her Menu Planning Central Meal Plans.  Anyone who is a fan at the time of the drawing will be entered.  Lots of fun!  Go check it out at www.facebook.com/themenumom and help her achieve her goal!

Those are my thoughts this week. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me at susanne@hillbillyhousewife.com

Warm Regards,

Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife

Inspirational Quote

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
~Bob Hope~


I thought now would be a good time to say Thank You to all my newsletter subscribers. Without you, HBHW just wouldn’t be the same.  And what better way to say thank you than by offering you a chance to save money!

From now through November 16th, I am offering you my Crockpot Cooking Collection for HALF PRICE! Also, included with this incredible crockpot cooking guide and recipe collection for 50% off, I’ll throw in 4 bonuses absolutely free.

That’s the Crockpot Cooking Made Simple ebook, the Crockpot Recipe Collection, normally selling for $29.95 PLUS 4 bonuses worth $44.80… that’s a $74.75 value for ONLY $14.50!

Here are the bonuses I’ve chosen to include in this offer absolutely free:

  • Bonus 1: Homemade Breads and Rolls
  • Bonus 2: Pantry Cooking Guide
  • Bonus 3: Cut Your Grocery Budget in Half
  • Bonus 4: My Favorite Recipes

For only $14.50 you can have this fabulous collection of crockpot cooking tips and tricks, recipes, and all these bonuses.  Please take advantage of this great savings before November 16th by clicking on the link below. And, again, Thank you subscribers for your loyalty and the tremendous support I get from you every day.


Holiday Recipe Contest

Many of you have already submitted your favorite recipes and I thank you. This has been a lot of fun already.  If you haven’t yet checked out our contest for the holiday seasons, be sure to click on here and see the details, as well as the recipe submission form.

If your family is like mine, you probably have meals that have become holiday classics. But a few surprises would be nice, right?  Our Holiday Recipe Contest is a great way to share your favorite recipe and to gather a few new ones for your family holiday meals.

Once you share your favorite recipe, not only will it be posted here on HBHW, but you’ll also be entered to win one of the great prizes we have.  In addition to that, we’ll be including your recipe in a pretty little document for each participant.  Be sure to click on the following link and fill in the submission form with your very favorite holiday recipe and a chance to win.


Here’s a peek at the prizes we’re offering so far for various categories:

From HillbillyHousewife.com

  • A copy of the Crockpot Cooking Guide
  • A copy of the Freezer Cooking Guide
  • A copy of the Meal Planning Guide

From MealPlanningCentral.com

  • Lifetime Membership
  • Six Month Membership
  • Three Month Membership

From DineWithoutWhine.com

  • Lifetime Membership
  • Six Month Membership
  • Three Month Membership

From SavingDinner.com

3 month subscription (Value $15)

12 month subscription (Value $47)

Christmas for the Freezer menu (Value $10)

I’ll keep you updated as we find more prizes.  So, get your very favorite holiday recipe out and submit it to us here at HBHW.  Just click on the link here and look for the submission form.  It’s easy and fun… and you might just win a valuable prize!

Featured Article

Cooking during the holidays means cooking special dishes.  In our house we go overboard a bit on the appetizers when we get into the holiday seasons.  Because the rest of the year we try to eat sensibly, serving a fancy appetizer feels very festive.  Although we love our classic appetizers, I have perked them up a bit from time to time.  Click on the link below and find out just how easy it is to take simple, classic appetizers and make them special for the holidays:

Crockpot Appetizer Recipes – Give Your Old Favorites A New Twist

Recipe Sharing

This is one of the recipes I’ve recreated to perk up an old favorite.  I hope you’ll give it a try:

Crockpot Tangy Apple Sausage Appetizers

  • 2 lbs apple smoked/flavored sausage links (or your favorite smoked sausage links), cut into bite size.
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, or similar crisp, tart apple, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cut into bite size chunks
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons spicy mustard, like Dijon or Cajun style
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Put sausage, onion, and apple in your crock pot and toss together a little bit.  In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients until combined well, then pour over the mixture in the crock pot.  Cover and cook on LOW for about 2 to 3 hours, or until the apples and onions are tender, but not mushy.

Healthy Hillbilly Housewife

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Here are some of the most recent recipes that have been added to the HBHW site. Enjoy!

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I’m Looking For:

This section is all about you. If you are looking for a particular recipe or a tip on how to do something, submit it here and I will post it in an upcoming newsletter. I’ll give you my input and other readers of the newsletter will have the opportunity to share their recipes and tips as well. So take a moment to post your questions and of course if you have a tip or idea for any question posted in this section feel free to leave a comment under the appropriate post.

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Inspirational Story

Are You God’s Wife?
~author unknown~

New York City: It’s a cold day in December. A little boy about 10-year-old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, “My little fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?”

“I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,” was the boy’s reply.

The lady took him by the hand and went into the store, and asked the clerk to get a half dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with a towel.

By this time the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she then purchased him a pair of shoes, and tying up the remaining pairs of socks, gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, “No doubt, my little fellow, you feel more comfortable now?”

As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand, and looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answered the question with these words: “Are you God’s wife?”

Final Thought

That’s it for this edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter. I hope you’ve had as much fun reading it as I had creating it for you. I also hope that you have found the information helpful and useful. And by all means feel free to forward the newsletter to family and friends or even better, encourage them to subscribe to it.

Do you have a question, a tip, a recipe or a story you’d like to share with us? Email it to me and I’ll include it in a future issue. Can’t wait to see what you have to say.

Warm Wishes,

Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife

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